FORT COLLINS, Colo. | A Colorado city plans to appeal a federal judge’s decision to temporarily halt enforcement of its ban on women going topless.
The Coloradoan reports (https://noconow.co/2nKBsj0) attorneys for the city of Fort Collins notified a federal appeals court Tuesday of their intent to challenge a preliminary injunction blocking a section of the city’s public nudity law.
In granting the injunction last month, the judge said he would likely find the city ordinance that makes it a crime for women but not men to show their nipples unconstitutional.
The Fort Collins City Council voted to keep the law in 2015, rejecting a growing movement to remove gender-specific indecency codes. Two women then sued to challenge the law.
The city has argued the ordinance is needed to maintain public order and protect children.
Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com